Irish Music Festivals 2013

Irish Music Festivals
It’s not that long ago in Ireland when the only big music event each summer was a trip to Slane Castle to see the likes of The Verve, REM or Bryan Adams strut their stuff. Since then we have had a plethora of music festivals spring up all over the Ireland from locations in Cities, Farms, Beaches, Castles, anywhere with a bit of land really!

2013 sees the most jam packed summer of Irish Music Festivals ever showcasing the biggest names in Pop, Rock, Indie, R&B, electronica and whatever else the kids are listening to these days.

Below is a list of the festivals and acts that will be entertaining the masses this summer across Ireland.
Festival Location When Acts
Camden Crawl Dublin Dublin Various Venues 3rd – 4th May Echo & the Bunnymen, Fight Like Apes
Forbidden Fruit Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 1st -2nd June Kasabian, Primal scream
Body & Soul Ballinlough Castle, Meath 21st – 23rd June Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Public Image Limited
Sea Sessions Bundoran, Donegal 21st – 23rd June Bastille, Fat Freddys Drop, Therapy?
Live at the Marquee Cork 12th June – 9th July The National, ZZ Top, Bell X1, Elton John, Sting
Longitude Marlay Park, Dublin 19th – 21st July Phoenix, Kraftwerk 3D, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
Galway Arts Festival Festival Big Top, Galway 19th – 26th July Glen Hansard, Grizzly Bear, Imelda May, John Ritter
Knockanstockan Blessington Lakes, Wicklow 26th – 28th July Hot Sprockets, Raglans
Wrecking Ball Weekender Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 27th – 28th July Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter
Oxegen Punchestown, Kildare 2nd – 4th August Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg
Indiependence Mitchelstown, Cork 2nd – 4th August De La Soul, Bastille, The Fratelli’s
Castlepalooza Charleville Castle, Tullamore 2nd – 4th August Fight Like Apes, And So I Watch You From Afar
NSX Festival Dundalk, Co. Louth 3rd– 4th August Kerbdog, Hot Sprockets, Discharge
Tennents Vital Belfast 14th – 15th August Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol
Belsonic Custom House Square, Belfast 16th – 26th August Suede, Basement Jaxx, The Lumineers
Electric Picnic Stradbally, Laois 30th Aug – 1st Sept Fat Boy Slim, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys

These are the main festivals that are on this summer but there are many other smaller festivals around the country this summer.

In addition to all of these festivals, there are also a lot of big name acts headlining their own open air shows this summer including a mini-festival in the Phoenix Park held over 3 days in July, 2 days of Slane and plenty of others to keep all music tastes happy.

See below for the details…

Act Location When
Robbie Williams w/ Olly Murs Aviva Stadium, Dublin 14th June
Bon Jovi w/The Coronas, Bressie, Ham Sandwich Slane Castle 15th June
Neil Young & Crazy Horse RDS, Dublin 15th June
Rihanna Aviva Stadium, Dublin 21st June
Justin Timberlake Phoenix Park, Dublin 10th July
The Killers w/ Frank Ocean, Two Door Cinema Club, Haim Phoenix Park, Dublin 13th July
Mumford & Sons w/ The Vaccines, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe &   the Magnetic Zeros Phoenix Park, Dublin 14th July
Blur w/ Bat For Lashes & The Strypes Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 1st August
Eminem Slane Castle 17th August

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